This grand-prize winning recipe of the 2018 Great American SPAM® Championship captured the hearts, minds and most importantly—mouths—of the judges. And although it’s French, it has a Hawaiian-style twist, like someone who wears a beret with sandals. So say au revoir to ordinary French toast and say aloha to a simple and delicious recipe that’s sure to win you over as well.
1 (340g) can SPAM® with Real Hormel Bacon , cubed
1 (455g) loaf Hawaiian sliced bread, cubed into 1-inch pieces
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, divided
Heat oven to 350°F/175°C. Lightly grease 9x13-inch baking dish.
In large skillet over medium heat, cook SPAM® with Real Hormel® Bacon 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned; set aside to cool.
Spread bread cubes in prepared pan, sprinkle SPAM® with Real Hormel® Bacon over top.
In large bowl, beat eggs, half & half and coconut milk. Stir in crushed pineapple and half of the sweetened flaked coconut. Pour evenly over the SPAM® with Real Hormel® Bacon. Press bread down slightly to absorb the egg mixture.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining coconut flakes and bake 15 minutes or until coconut is toasted.